Compliance due dates under ESI EPF and other Statutory Laws

 Applicable Laws/Acts  Due Dates  Compliance Particulars Forms / (Filing mode)
EPF (The Employees’ Provident Funds And Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952)  



PF Payment



ESIC (Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948)  


ESIC Payment


ESI Challan
Contract Labour (Regulation &Abolition) Act, 1970  

Within 15 Days of commencement/ completion of contract work

Return/Notice within 15 days of commencement/ completion of each contract by the Principal employer Form VI-B


Payment of Gratuity Rule

Within 30 Days of applicability of the Act & any change Notice of applicability of the Act & any change Form A or B

Professional Tax



PT for the month of December where the tax liability is more than Rs 1,00,000/- PT Return
Factories Act, 1948 15.01.2021 Yearly Return Ending 31St Dec, 2019


Factories Act, 1948 15.01.2021 Half Yearly Return Ending 31St Dec, 2019
Contract Labour (R & A) Act 30.01.2021 Half Yearly Return By The Contractor Ending 31St December
  • Key Update: 
  1. From 15th Feb., 2020, new Companies registered through MCA Portal, need not comply with provisions of ESI Act till they reach threshold limit of ESI coverage or initial 6 months whichever is earlier. For further details login . Submission of Mobile Number and Bank Account details (Bank Name, Branch Name & IFSC) shall be mandatory for registration of New employee. For more updates: Click here
  2. Labour Ministry to clear the air on work hours

The labour ministry has proposed an eight-hour workday in the draft rules under the code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions (OSH&WC code). However, the draft rules under the code, also provide that the working hours in a day can be modified subject to weekly cap of 48 hours.

The government will soon specify the cut-off for daily work hours, likely limiting this to eight, after which overtime starts, said people with knowledge of the matter. This is aimed at ending the misconception that the new labour laws allow a 12-hour workday, they said. The overtime wage rate is twice that of regular daily pay.

  1. Labour codes to herald new wave of reforms in 2021; job creation likely to be major challenge

This year has also been a challenging year for the workforce as well as for employers due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The government imposed a nationwide lockdown from March 25, which had an adverse impact on economic activities and resulted in the exodus of migrant workers from large cities to their homes in the hinterland.

The implementation of four labour codes in one go from April 1 next year will usher in a new wave of reforms in industrial relations and also help in attracting more investments but employment generation will remain a key challenge in 2021. The Code on Wages was approved by Parliament last year and its rules have been firmed up. But the implementation of the rules for Code on Wages was held back because the government wanted to implement all four labour codes in one go.

  1. States may be nudged to modify laws in line with labour codes

The government is of the view that state laws such as the Mathadi law of Maharashtra, which provides benefits for a person who carries a load of material on his head or back, may not remain valid or would require fresh Presidential assent with the labour codes coming into force.

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  • Updates Tracker under Labour Laws – Dec. 2020:
Sl. Particulars Link
1 Public utility service Click here
2 Dock Workers (Safety Health and Welfare) Rules, 1990 Click here
3 EPFO Goa appeals to subscribers to practice digital hygiene Click here
4 Supreme Court judgment in Panther Security Service Private Limited Vs. Employees’ Provident Fund Organization & Anr [Civil Appeal Nos. 4434-4435 of 2010] &  HO No. 30029/01 dated 03/12/2020 Click here
5 Mandatory Installation of 2 Factor Authentication (2FA) for accessing email services (Kavach) – reg  

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6 Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2021 Click here
7 SOP for functioning for redressal of Grievances at ESIC Offices.


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8 Cabinet approves Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (ABRY) Click here
9 Clarification regarding queries being received in respect of Special Cash Package equivalent in lieu of Leave Travel Concession Fare for Central Government Employees during the Block 2018-21(FAQ No. 3).  


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Reconstitution of Internal Complaints Committee in connection with the Sexual Harassment of Women at Work Place (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013  

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11 Payment of Bonus to the contractual manpower engaged in ESIC Offices Click here
12 EPFO payroll data: 11.55 lakh net subscribers added in October 2020 Click here
13 Further amendments in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Labour and Employment number S.O.1071(E), dated the 23rd April 2015 Click here
14 The Model Standing Orders for Manufacturing Sector, 2020 Click here
15 The Model Standing Orders for Service Sector, 2020 Click here
16 The Central Government hereby exempts various coal companies under the aiges of Coal India Ltd., namely…………… Click here


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